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The Wanderer, The Story of Rev. Sang-Chul Lee

Director: Sun-Kyung Yi

Sun-Kyung Yi's The Wanderer is a sweet story of one very determined Korean immigrant. Reverend Sang-Chul Lee travelled half way across the world before he finally settled in Canada.

As a young man, Lee converted to Christianity from Shamanism as a way to cope with the brutality of Japanese-occupied Manchuria and Korea. When he was invited to Canada in the mid- 1960s to preach to a Japanese congregation in B.C., Rev. Lee could hardly believe the cruel irony.

Rev. Sang-Chul Lee became the first Asian Moderator of The United Church of Canada. For more than 30 years, he has preached equality and multicultural harmony. It wasn't until his three daughters married non Koreans that Rev. Lee had to do some soul-searching of his own.


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